Monday, October 6, 2008
Shhh, it's a birthday present for one of Jonas's good friends who has an October birthday! She is a colorful girl who I'm pretty sure will appreciate the whimsy here. The pattern is from the book Knitalong by Larissa and John Brown. What you're seeing, above, is the Meat Head hat. I had this crazy variegated nubbly Italian merino (bought at Liberty of London, sigh), just a little of the ball left, so I added this to a strand of orange Brown Sheep Bulky (wool/mohair) with it. Then I realized I was going to run out of the lovely Italian nubbly and then alternated one row of Orange + Nubbly with one row of Orange + Hot Pink (also Brown Sheep Bulky). And, happily, it worked out!
Fast to knit, and it will hopefully be 1) Cozy to wear in a Maine winter, and 2) A nice beacon for identifying the wearer while she zooms down the ski slopes!
And stayed tuned for my first pair of wristwarmers, which will hopefully be finished in time for work tomorrow!